A political gimmick

  • 29/06/2002

the ritual drama of cleaning up of the sewer that passes off as the Yamuna has been enacted this year too. Delhi chief minister Shiela Dixit, gingerly balanced on a rock, wielding a stick dipped in the river, made for a nice media splash. Soon after, the vip retinue left and a handful of volunteers staunchly waded in the muck a little longer. And the Yamuna flowed on, filthy as ever, as another environment day was observed, all the right noises were made and the mandatory round of seminars and discussions held.

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